Retirement: 2011 not a good year.
Lost job, best friend died, got cancer had to retire...
2011 has been a forgetful year. In February 2011 I was taking my best friend (57 years old) for his blood transfusion (leukemia)and he died on the way to the hospital. He was so ill and could not be revived.
Two weeks later I had a prostetecomy for cancer. 30 days later a nationwide government restructure and I lost my position and was forced to retire at 50% of my normal income.
At 57 years old, I feel totally and completely useless. I have bladder problems and a major case of ED from the surgery.
I really feel like crap (mentally) and don't know what to do with myself.
Wendy: Please see your doctor -- it's difficult enough to retire, let alone be forced to do so, then have death and illness in the mix.
Get professional help... just meds to get you through this year, to see and feel the sunshine again!
Many prayers sent your way!